Experimental Transfusion Medicine Dresden

Determination of the immune status



  • Quality control of cell-containing blood components, blood products and fresh or cryo-preserved stem cell specimens
  • Determination of the immune status in the context of HIV to assess the CD4/CD8 T cell ratio


Required material:

  • ca. 0.5 – 1 ml blood of venous origin (in K2EDTA or K3EDTA; peripheral blood or cord blood, bone marrow)
  • ca. 0.5 ml apheresis (in ACD)
  • Cryo-preserved stem cell specimen


Storage and transport of material:

  • <24 hours: at room temperature or 20 °C on a laboratory shaker
  • at -196 °C (liquid nitrogen)